DHHL: Public Notice to Successors (Applications) Extended

The previous deadline of “within one-hundred-eighty (180) days from the last day of publication of this notice” (May 23, 2020) has been EXTENDED.

The new deadline will run through June 30, 2020, as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. 

Relatives of the below-named decedents including spouse, children, and grandchildren; parents; widows or widowers of the children; brothers and sisters; widows and widowers of the brothers and sisters; or nieces and nephews, who are at least eighteen (18) years of age and are descendants of not less than one-half (50%) part of the blood of the races inhabiting the Hawaiian Islands previous to 1778, are hereby notified to present their claims for the Hawaiian Home Lands Application Rights of the below-named decedents. 

Written claims, with duly authenticated and certified copies of Hawaiian blood quantum verifications must be presented to the Application Branch of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, 91-5420 Kapolei Parkway, Kapolei, Hawai’i 96707, or at any of the District Offices of the Department (upon reopening), through June 30, 2020, or such relatives may be forever barred from succeeding to the Application Rights in question.

Please note that all DHHL offices (including the Department’s main Kapolei, O`ahu office) are currently closed to the public.

ORIGINAL NOV. 2020 PUBLIC NOTICE:

PUBLIC NOTICE TO SUCCESSORS

DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS

HOMESTEAD SERVICES DIVISION 

APPLICATIONS BRANCH

NOTICE TO POSSIBLE SUCCESSORS OF THE FOLLOWING DECEASED APPLICANTS, WHO DIED ON OR AFTER OCTOBER 26, 1998, AND FAILED TO DESIGNATE A SUCCESSOR TO THEIR HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS APPLICATION RIGHTS UNDER HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION ACT, 1920, AS AMENDED.

AEA, Darlene Lahela

AKIONA, Jay-Jay Edward Ahulau

ALEKA, Grant Kumauna

ALULI, Noa Kekahu

AMARAL, Curtis Kauahi

AUGUSTIN, Jose Manulani

BELL, Glenn Owen

BRASH, Adeline Theresa TEIXEIRA

CARVALHO, Roseline Lokelani KANEKOA

CASTILLO, Clarence Kolomona

CHARBONNET, Jean Jolenta Uilani SANTIAGO

CHUN, Francis

CHUNG, William Lai, Jr.

CONLEE, Gertrude Leimomi WONG

CONN, Leodora Gladys SWOPE

CORREA, Johanna Elikolani LENCHANKO

CUBAN, Lorraine ABORDO

CUMMINGS, Eliza Kuulei Mamo KASSEBEER, aka Eliza Kuulei Mamo Ekekela Kealohanui Moekauhane

DECANTO,  Myrtle Valerie Pualani

DEMELLO, Bessie Kalua PAUOLE

DUDOIT, Theodore, Sr.

FELLHAUER, Genevieve Kealahikikuokalani BRIGHTER

FISHER, Gertrude Keliikauwekaa MEYERS

FOSTER, Velma Uilani KIPAPA

GLOOR, Isaac Kaapuni

GREEN, Ellen LALAKEA

GUERRERO, Earl Kuualoha, Jr.

HAN, Harold Kahuakai, Sr., aka Harold Kahuakai, aka Harold Pok Tige

HANOHANO, Roy Wayne

HAUPU, William Kuualoha, III

HO, George Kahailani Lim

HOLBRON, Olando Gonsalves, Sr.

HUSSEY, Mercedes Lauae KEKUEWA

IOANE, Joanne Uilani

ISHIBASHI, Wade Aukai, Sr.

KAHUNANUI, Clayton Keoki

KAIMINAAUAO, Lambert Keolalani

KAIUI, Ivanhoe Hanalei

KAIWI, Michael Kaiulani

KAIWI, Robert Keola, Jr.

KALAMAU, Eddie Mahiai, Sr.

KALAMAU, Sharon Leinaala RODRIGUES

KALEHUAWEHE, Alvin Mitchell, Sr.

KALEIWAHEA, Carol Paddy KAMALI

KALEO, James Herbert, Jr.

KALUA, Jonathan Aliiloa

KAMAE, Kane Kawawahilani

KAMAI, Sean-Alan Kahealani Kale Liwai

KAMAKEEAINA, John Pahumoa, III

KAMEHAIKU, Dave Kaiulani

KAMOKU, Solomon Kahelemauna, III

KANIHO, Gladys Nalani KEAHI

KANIHO, Norma Joan Kuulei KEOMALU

KAPUAALA, Ernest Samuel, Jr.

KAUI, Richard Cummings, Sr.

KAULIA, Albert Elliss

KEALOHA, Donald Lancaster

KEALOHA, Enoch Keala

KEAULANA, Arlene Opuulani

KEAULANA, Moses Keaopolohiwa

KEKIWI, Lillie DUENAS aka Olivia Duenas

KEKONA, Anthony Kalaimaka, Jr.

KEPA, Geraldine Kalae

KO, Violet Bernadette KAAIKAMANU

KOA, Henry Nahale Kepano, Jr.

KUAMOO, Russell David Kalani

KUHAULUA, Chai Hoku

KUNI, David Kaleiokapono, Jr.

LAA, Rodney Kuuleialohapumehano, Sr.

LEAR, Annette Leimomi VILLAREN

LUULOA, William Paul

MAHUKA, Gavalynn Kim

MALANI, Clyde Kaleleonalani

MANUEL, Darnett Kawahinepoaimoku BROWN

MARKHAM, Fred Lawrence Kaleikini

MATAPUA, Charlotte Kapeka Mahoe KIAHA 

MATTSON, Pinky Keao HUFFMAN UYEMURA

MERSBERG Richard Poalii, Jr.

NAM, Perlita Mikahala

NAPOLEON, Annarene Rose HATCHIE

NAWELI, Blossom Elizabeth Kaimanahila MATTHEWS

OMEROD, Clara Beatrice APIKI, aka Clara Leialoha

PAHINUI, Cyril Lani

PAHULEHUA, Rhoda Susana KAHALE

PALING, Clyde Kuuipolani

PELEKAI, Henry Waioni, Jr.

PONCE, Caroline Kaleionalani KAUAHIKAUA

PUA, Jeanne Kahakukaalani AWANA

PUNAHELE, Elizabeth Namokueono KAMAI, aka Elizabeth Namukeono

PURDY, Annie Ana YOUNG

REEVES, Rhona Elizabeth Leinaala WHITE

RIVERA, Adeline Waialoe KEALE

ROBERTS, Annie Hila KAPUKUI

ROSARIO, Jo Ann Nohealani KAMAKELE

SABERON, La-Venda Josephine PULAWA

SENKUS, Ellen Keala Marie KINIMAKA

SIMAO, Joyce Kuuleinani KAHALE

SOTO, Josephine KELEKOLIO

STONE-ARNOLD, Joyal Helen

THOMAS, Verna Patricia

TOLER, Leona Ann KAUKA

TROCHE, Charlotte Aileen KAKINA

TSEU, Rosita Theresa TAGUPA

URBSHOT, Gerald Kanekawaiola, aka Gerald Junior Kanekawaiola

WELCH, Frederick, Jr.

YOUNG, Dannette Anakekaulawahine MOKUIKI

YOUNG, Leonette Diedre Keakealani ADAMS, aka Leonette Diedrie Kekealani

Relatives of the above-named decedents including spouse, children, and grandchildren; parents; widows or widowers of the children; brothers and sisters; widows and widowers of the brothers and sisters; or nieces and nephews, who are at least eighteen (18) years of age and are descendants of not less than one-half (50%) part of the blood of the races inhabiting the Hawaiian Islands previous to 1778, are hereby notified to present their claims for the Hawaiian Home Lands Application Rights of the above-named decedents. 

Written claims, with duly authenticated and certified copies of Hawaiian blood quantum verifications must be presented to the Application Branch of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, 91-5420 Kapolei Parkway, Kapolei, Hawai’i 96707, or at any of the District Offices of the Department, within one-hundred-eighty (180) days from the last day of publication of this notice, or such relatives may be forever barred from succeeding to the Application Rights in question.

All Royalties Derived From Geothermal Resources Development on Hawaiian Home Lands Must Benefit Native Hawaiians

Attorney General David M. Louie announced today that he has issued a Formal Opinion concluding that 100% of the royalties derived from geothermal resources development on Hawaiian home lands must be used for the benefit of native Hawaiians.

Puna Geothermal Venture

Puna Geothermal Venture

Attorney General Louie has announced that he has issued Formal Opinion No. 14-1 (Op. No. 14-1) in which he has concluded that pursuant to article XII, sections 1 and 3, of the Hawaii State Constitution, and section 4 of the Admissions Act, 100% of the royalties derived from geothermal resource development on Hawaiian home lands must be paid to the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) to be used for the benefit of native Hawaiians.

As a compact with the United States upon admission of Hawaii as a state, Hawaii accepted responsibility to manage and dispose of the Hawaiian home lands under the terms of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, 1920, as amended (HHCA). Section 203 of the HHCA describes the lands that comprise the Hawaiian Home lands (also known as the “available lands”). The Admissions Act provides that “all proceeds and income from the ‘available lands’, as defined by the [HHCA], shall be used only in carrying out the provisions of [the HHCA].”

Attorney General Louie stated that “following a comprehensive legal analysis by the capable deputy attorneys general in my office, I have concluded that the DHHL has the right to receive all proceeds and income from the available lands, including 100% of the royalties derived from geothermal resource development.” Based on the analysis of sections 204 and 206 of the HHCA, the opinion also concludes that DHHL is the state entity authorized to manage geothermal resources on Hawaiian home lands.

“I hope that by issuing Op. No. 14-1, the Legislature and the community will have a greater appreciation of the constitutional and legal foundation for DHHL’s rights to the economic benefits of geothermal resource development on Hawaiian home lands.”

A copy of Op. No. 14-1 can be reviewed and downloaded at Op. No. 14-1 Letter to the Honorable Jobie M.K. Masagatani, Chairman, Hawaiian Home Commission, Regarding Management and Disposition of Geothermal Resources on DHHL Lands<http://ag.hawaii.gov/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/AG-Opinion-14-1.pdf>.